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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5740–5745

Optical microcavity with semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes

Etienne Gaufrès, Nicolas Izard, Xavier Le Roux, Saïd Kazaoui, Delphine Marris-Morini, Eric Cassan, and Laurent Vivien  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5740-5745 (2010)

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We report studies of optical Fabry-Perot microcavities based on semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes with a quality factor of 160. We experimentally demonstrate a huge photoluminescence signal enhancement by a factor of 30 in comparison with the identical film and by a factor of 180 if compared with a thin film containing non-purified (8,7) nanotubes. Furthermore, the spectral full-width at half-maximum of the photo-induced emission is reduced down to 8 nm with very good directivity at a wavelength of about 1.3 µm. Such results prove the great potential of carbon nanotubes for photonic applications.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: November 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2010
Published: March 8, 2010

Etienne Gaufrès, Nicolas Izard, Xavier Le Roux, Saïd Kazaoui, Delphine Marris-Morini, Eric Cassan, and Laurent Vivien, "Optical microcavity with semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes," Opt. Express 18, 5740-5745 (2010)

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